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efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> and the american fighter jet that is costing taxpayers a fortune right now. ♪ >>> top diplomats trying to end the crisis in ukraine gathering in paris. john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. earlier today, his counterpart climbing there are no russian forces on the ground. >> the people do not listen to our orders, but the russian military forces in the black sea fleet are placed at the right spots a and some special alert measures have been adopted to control the black sea feet, because as our president said we are not going to allow any blood to be spilled. >> phil ittner joins us live now from paris. >> del, sergey lavrov may say there are no troops, but as far as the west is concerned those are russian troops. it appears as though the tactic is go
, and then we met later to talk about some of the possibilities as we consider the future of ukraine. i looked through the audience and found many of my polish friends, many of my lithuanian friends, friends from all of the different ethnic groups which had endured some form of soviet or russian aggression in the past. they felt bonded with the people of ukraine and ukrainian americans as we discussed this. i had hoped, mr. president, a few weeks ago that we had turned the corner in ukraine, that the difficult events of the last few months were coming to an end, but that didn't happen. we saw horrific violence in midan square and sadly many innocent people killed. just as ukraine seemed to be emerging from this difficult period with the departure of president -- president yanukovych, the russians moved in to crimea. i think that situation has moderated some. i don't know. it changes by the hour. but their decision to have a show of force in crimea is one we cannot ignore. that operation in crimea was so well orchestrated that it had to have been planned by russian president vladimir putin duri
. >> crimea was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about the tensions in crimea as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> plus diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with russian's foreign minister in paris. >>> and the jet of the future that is costing taxpayers a fortune now. ♪ >>> world leaders engaging in shuttle diplomacy today over the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials in france, nato is also holding talks in brussels. here is is what is at stake. in crimea things are tense. >> reporter: if there is somewhere in crimea where the russians have full control it is here at the port. ships of the black sea fleet block all traffic, military and civilian, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. but if their intention is to take over all ukrainian military installations in crimea, then the mission is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen have refused to yield to this russian
with the escalating crisis in ukraine. russia is tightening its grip on crimea. the president spoke today in washington before meeting with that israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. that they continue on trajectory they are on, we are examining a series of steps -- economic, diplomatic, that would isolate russia. it would have a negative impact on russia's economy and its status in the world. >> secretary of state john kerry is set to travel. the foreigner ministrations policies. >> this is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign policy were no one believes in america's strength anymore. he will be joined by three foreign-policy experts that know russia and this crisis well. stephen hadley, former advisor to president bush, michael mcfaul who has been ambassador to russia for president obama, and nicholas burns, who is a diplomat. welcome. >> thank you. >> what is it about the foreign-policy that you consider feckless? >> among other things, the entire approach to vladimir says the russia president came to office, we have had to reset in a conversation overheard. medvedev to tell
are following for you. diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port.
60 minutes. crisis talks. top diplomats search for a solution to the standoff in ukrain. and ukrainian soldiers are under pressure to choose sides. and the seen inside an egyptian court as al jazeera's staff face prosecutors. >> i'm in london with the latest from europe including a un mandating report reveals that 250,000 syrians are struggling to survive as the conflict there rages on. ♪ >> well, it's a day of tough talking and difficult negotiations over a crisis that has seen ukraine losing control of crimea. russian diplomats have been in discussion with nato, while in paris the foreign ministers of the united states and russia have been meeting too, and it's there where we begin. barnaby phillips has this report. >> reporter: in paris, europe and the united states try to court rate their position in the face of what they consider russian aggression. >> translator: there will be sanctions tomorrow targeting visas, and the assets of a certain about of oligarks. >> translator: i would like do you explain to me what you mean by pro-russian forces. if you are referring
in ukraine that we don't use in russia -- sometimes russia will use those standards, as well, that we haven't done economic tieseans will be broken. there will be unemployment. factories will shut down. he did not refuse to sign the agreement. he just said, we need some more time to consider this document before we sign it. right away, all hell broke loose. was this unlawful for him to do so? no, it was perfectly lawful. they just used this as an excuse andupport opposition forces their aspirations for power. actually, there is nothing wrong takethat, but how can you a situation of anarchy and chaos and armed seizure of power? this is unacceptable. it is not the first time western powers have done this in ukraine. i think they sit there across -- pond in the u.s. sometimes it feels to me they are in a lab, and they are running all sorts of experiments on rats without understanding the consequences of what they are doing. why would they do that? nobody can explain it. the same goes for the first wave of protests and independence square. why did you do that? the third round of elections -- uk
in the streets of ukraine, and in tough rhetoric from leaders in moscow, washington and kiev, as the u.s. called on russia to step back from what it now calls an act of aggression. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday. president obama unveils his new budget blueprint, laying the groundwork for political battles over how to close the country's economic gaps. >> ifill: plus... >> with this app, we can make better decisions and maybe in the future i think we can change the world with this game. >> ifill: the california program introducing young men to the world of hack-a-thons and tech startups, training them to become the app developers of tomorrow. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> at bae systems, our pride and dedication show in everything we do; from electronics systems to intelligence analysis and cyber- operations; from combat vehicles and weapons to the maintenance and modernization of ships, aircraft, and critical infrastructure. know
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meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitution and russia can't do anything about ordering forces back to bases because they are self-defence forces. that is a critical point. there are thousands of troops across the peninsula blockading bas
military bases and later in the day warships from both ukraine and russia were headed toward crimea and as military tension increased so too did the rhetoric between the united states and russia. here in kiev, secretary of state kerry toured independence square, the site of so much bloodshed just last month and paid his respects at shrine for those killed in the protests. after meeting with ukraine's new leaders he turned to russia. >> it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia's talked about russian speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> while the u.s. is preparing economic and diplomatic sanctions, kerry made clear a military option is not on the table. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> vladimir putin, who's been largely silent since troops began taking over crimea denied that forces from russia were even in crimea. >> translator: they were local self-defense teams. let me make my question more specific. did
. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate previous order, the senate >> in ukraine, where political tensions continue to center, a meeting taking place in paris today with secretary of state kerry and russian counterpart, sergey lavrov to attend. the media at the conclusion will bring you those remarks live when they start. >> this is one of our favorite times of the year at c-span. the time i get to the winners of our annual student documentary contest called studentcam. the 2014th team for students interested in entering the most important issue that congress should consider in 2014. this year we received the record number of 200 -- 2,350,000 entries came from 46 states from the district of columbia, from taiwan and from the united arab emirates. as students around the country and internationally. altogether, 4860 middle and high school students participated this year, either individually or on teams. one other thing special about this years contest as we doubled the number of prizes and the amounts of prize money. it went from $50,000 contest to us giving away $100,000
it down pat. all right. thanks so much to all of you. our coverage of the ukraine crisis continues with anderson cooper in kiev next. >>> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. reporting tonight live from kiev in ukraine. a day of an extraordinary developments here on the ground on the diplomatic front with senator john kerry visiting this very spot, this very ground to pay respects to those that died here and crimea where we have correspondents and we'll get to all of that in the hour ahead. but i first want to set the keen here in the square. give you a sense of where we are. right now, we are on the edge of the independence square, one of the several roads that actually leads to the square. this is the first checkpoint, the first block aid that's still in effect. as we mentioned last night, protesters are still camping out here. you can see about a half dozen of them right here huddled before a fire trying to stay warm against the cold night air. it is about 3:00 a.m. here on wednesday morning. they are here because they refuse to leave until they say they see changes i
at the situation in ukraine. a news conference with vladimir putin followed by remarks on the senate floor from chris murphy, john mccain, and jeff sessions. kurdish foreign secretary william hague -- british foreign secretary william hague in the house of commons. >> jack lew heads to capitol hill wednesday to testify on the president's 3.9 trillion dollar 2015 budget request. he appears before the senate finance committee at 10:30 a.m. eastern. c-span 3 and on you can join the conversation on twitter and facebook. >> white house budget director testifies wednesday on the president 2015 budget request. eastern onng at 2:00 c-span numeral three. you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> we do not have a criminal investigation role. .e have a vast enforcement role to enforce the federal securities laws and make sure wall street abides by the rules. have the criminal authority. we have the power to bring civil action, civil fraud action against those who violate the federal securities laws. we cannot send anyone to jail, but we can assess civil penalties. there is some legislation
changes in the new interim government here in ukraine. the old president fled. you know that. he's now in russia. there's a new government here in power but until the protesters see the changes that they bled for and died for, they say they're going to stay here to continue to put pressure on and all the barricades are up. you see a lot of signs of the struggle that took place here. makeshift shield over here with some people put rosaries on. this is really a shrine. this is in many ways sacred ground because of the bloodshed on the streets. flowers, thousands of flowers all throughout the many blocks of the square brought by people and coming by the hundreds, the thousands every single day to pay respects, even here in the darkness they light candles, they bring religious items, momentos to remember those that lost their lives and look at the barricade. one of probably about five or six barricades down this block. this is the first one built to try to prevent riot police from entering the square and attacking the protesters. made out of anything they could find. old fences, metal, she
of the trade? or lack of trade? ukraine, russia, the u.s. and the european union on this inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. in the bad 'ol days of the soviet union the country was known for the shoddiness of its manufactured goods. nobody wanted the second rate autos, appliances, ball point pens, shoes, but now the ussr is stuffed with things the world does want, aluminum, copper, natural gas. columnist tom friedman said president vladimir putin has turned his country into a mafi mafia-run petrol state. putin has made his country steadily relianc reliant on natl resources than human ones. why is that important to you? russian has decided to pick a fight with ukraine and supporters around the world, and how those supporters express their displeasure may effect russian economy with risks to its neighbors. >> reporter: global powers to the east and west discuss ways to prevent escalation after the weekend takeover. pro russian troops have taken over and russia said it's not their military. in paris u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with russian foreign ministers sergei lavrov in a sessio
will he will decide to move more troops into crimea or ukraine. another huge day of fast moving developments in the crisis. all eyes on what the russian president is going to do. tensions rose today. russia fired that icbm. the launch happened just a couple hours ago. u.s. officials say they were aware it was going to happen. the missile test still rattled nerves though as russian president vladimir putin left the door open to using military force in ukraine. the delicate situation summed up by a face-off between u rainian and russian soldiers outs an air base. it was caught on camera as russian troops fire their weapons into the air. >>> kind of amazing it when you see that, it makes constitution realize how real it is. u.s. secretary of state john kerry was in kiev today. he slammed vladimir putin for saying his government is trying to protect ethnic russians in crimea. >> they would have you believe that ethnic russians and russian bases are threatened. they'd have you believe that kiev is trying to destabilize crimea or that russian actions are legal or legitimate because cr
the rights of russian speaking populations within ukraine, and make clear that to russia, the strengthening ties between ukraine and the european union should not be seen as some game that will prejudice its own bilateral relations. ick response and contribute to the escalation of the crisis. >> hello, mr. speaker. arrays -- arise for all the poetic measures to be used. that is absolutely what we are doing and indeed, i think from agreementery strong of the gravity of the threats and the principles that should guide us in responding to it. ofspoke about the violation ukraine's independence and sovereignty. he commended the u.n. -- the ukrainian government for its restraint and urged them to continue with that and to continue to do everything they can to show they are being inclusive within ukraine, that there is no threat to you russian -- to russians. i put it to them yesterday that they could have additional changes to language laws. towould give extra assurance the acting president not to that infringe in any way on the russian language to go ahead. the -- whetherr i thought the imf woul
of state joe carried a pressing need is to sponsor a good approach. he talks of a crisis in ukraine the rounded adults to read during the ukrainian forces continue to hold outs and the deceased crimea. or does apply but if people tried to any breach in its border with moral code. amid warnings that many will be overweight this crisis in crime is sin is a war of words rages. here is a two state owned carriers in frocks ahead of a dentist takes me to his russian counterpart sergei lavrov but now the countries surveyed both the palms of recent events in ukraine and health at stores open. words of rock above all just rhetoric saying that there's a strong belief the russian action is punishing is central to her message. we are preparing to work with anybody. if they're genuine interest to ensure that ukraine on. is able to govern itself. as i indicated before and something that i think it's not been emphasized enough. they are currently scheduled to have elections in may. the actions are aimed a car or fall. president putin says moscow will not recognize its peak in this first set of eye
in the paint of ukraine's new leadership. my first day with the cosmo job for which both get somebody from the new british. the somalis to be in the stallion foreign minister talking to eu foreign affairs chief catherine ashton. now the stories here it's he who is calling the shots in a bikini at. and. the other the rise of hardline nationalists former convicts among them is racing for years ukraine to people the power of some very dangerous people in a while additional news agency says the russians had given ukrainian forces until tomorrow morning to surrender parties' out of the propaganda watches me is fueling panic over ukraine's setting the alarm is ringing over russia's full blown intervention of a takeover of the southern region of crimea the will. it might not be out with me in reading chance he will begin with breaking news all week phone call reveals the same snipers were shooting out both for casters and police in kyiv. i design and cost or joins us now live with more on advance the murray and his house where we known this from an who was behind us non person soon they will all
in ukraine. stand by. expected here shortly from the secretary of state, john kerry. in the meantime, newsroom with brianna keilar starts now. >> i'm brianna keilar with baldwin. we just learned that secretary of state john kerry will speak assignment this hour. this is after the meeting with the russian foreign minster. when he starts, we will bring you that live. united nations envoy agreed to lead the region after being threatened by a group of armed men who wanted him in a car. this as a solution to deescalate the growing tension may be happening right now in paris where john kerry just met with russian foreign minster and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine.
of interpretations. >> fighting words in the crisis in ukraine. russia said it will use force if necessary to defend its interests, and the u.s. says russia needs to back down. showing support. the secretary of state on a mission to ukraine to bring diplomatic and financial help. >> . >> relief on the streets. stocks sorry as investors watch russia step back from the brink of war. >>> and a bionic warning. because of an infection, hospitals limit prescriptions >> reporter:? >> and helping the child of refugees build a new life in chicago. >>> and we begin tonight with the crisis in ukraine. with tough talk from russia's president, who says the use of force is still an option. today the first shots were fired by pro russian soldiers, fired into the air to warn approaching ukrainian soldiers. that happened at the bella air base in the crimeaian peninsula. hours ago, russia launched an an intercontinental ballistic missile. it was planned by the russians, a closely watched move, giving attention to the region. russia's president defended his actions today, saying that he's protecting russians. john k
pipelines, the russian pipelines that run through ukraine, and make sure that that continues to flow, and whatever it takes to do that, you make it happen. there are three major pipelines through ukraine to russia, to the other parts of yourm, to polan poland, romania. if you secure those, you don't need to liquefy -- >> but the head is in the soviet union. the headlines there are. they could turn them off, right? >> why would they do that? they turn them off, no one is going to pay their -- >> i understand that. let me get back to what dana said. there's been an existing ban on europe getting both natural gas and oil from the united states. it seems to mnow that we had th additional oil discoveries, now over 50% of our oil is our own, why not send oil to them? >> oil? >> yeah. >> crude oil? >> yeah, because there's a ban on it. >> ship oil and oil products? >> the world already exports clean gas to places like china while we export dirty crude. ukraine is bye-bye. it's lost. no getting them to join the eu. if putin wants to take it, it's his to take. >> i don't think that's all lost
featured harsh words to describe russia's interests in ukraine there are a few with a look at that coming up. and it may turn out that in this syntax and was executed. cameron todd willingham was found guilty of killing his three daughters and an arson attack is that really the case will tell you more later on the shelf. tuesday marked where i can and washington d c i'm enduring a bit in your watching our team air the kids in ca with the latest in ukraine most of the attention is now centering on the southern peninsula of time yet which is located on the northern coast of the black sea as geo political tensions continued to rise control over the region is now one night stand but for more on the most recent developments i spoke with our keys each work is going on. i first asked him to talk about what happened in kenya today while at the same or worse has been a normal working tuesday. lots of people on the streets going about their business of all the rules are open to traffic shops are open cafes restaurants use a headset even sometimes when we are filming reports will post them up to me
&p rises to a new record high as the standoff between russia and the ukraine becomes "less tense". it's the 49th record set by the index. the dow- also had a positive reaction jumping 228 points, the nasdaq 75 and the s&p 28 gold scaled back $15 dollars and oil.. $1.63. caterpillar's ceo says he is guardedly optimistic about the global economy...which added into the buying blitz on wall street. and the power of the plug. yesterday we told you about the fuel cell stock plug power that surged 24% monday well on tuesdays it rallied 15% more.. trader daniel stecich of athena advisor services joins us now. there was a collective sigh of relief in the market yesterday but will that continue? >>i think it will. you have to put what happened in russia behind us and if you look at what happened over the course of the last week, the market had a decent gain. if you could take monday's loss out of itwe closed friday around 18.56 with a high of 18.59. you take all that out of it and we gained a few points no doubt and i think that's because of economic data. that's what we need to look at right
. >> that will give us something to look at. china and we're watching the ukraine, the futures, the ecb. the index in europe and the payrolls and the united states of america. it is called adt. it is a curtain-razor. what is happening in europe. it is from morgan stanley and he said the big debate is between deflation in the eurozone and the risk is high and rising. today in piece written our print division and he is the chief economist. the risk stands at 35% in the eurozone unless the ecb gets the ax gather. and it is rising by a tense of one percent. the numbers are doing nicely. let's give you a quick indication on the company's that we mentioned at the top the show. still waiting for this to open. david tweed just pointed out that it is about the impact of the emerging market drop in value. that is a double-edged sword for mario draghi. the strong value of the euro and the double-edged sword of the emerging-market currencies are the challenge for the german companies and it is the reason why the dax is down. you get an opening print. the market is disappointed with the numbers and they were h
.driven by strong men putin and in the middle ukrain ukraine. the peninsula and international tug of war. and late today abc news tale of massive military convoy for more than an hour. 40 vehicle with russian license plate stretching for miles. devin has more. >> thank you thank you. >> on the streets of kiev american top diplomat treated like hero. symbol of u.s. solidarity in the face of cold war style russian intimidation. secretary of state john kerry paid tribute 0ukraine activist killed in last month revolutio revolution. then met with leaders of the new pro western government. from moscow russian president putin called the new regime illegitimate and liken u.s. support to rung experiment on rat. as for the russian speaking soldiers now in full control of parts of southern ukraine, putin claimed they are not his. >> really deny there were troops there. russia has been working hard to create a pre-text for being able to invade further. >>reporter: the white house calls that possibility a glaring red line. that russia already meddling in ukraine against international law. >> facts on
in ukraine, where we're tracking developments that have ripped across this region. first from fox at 3:00 in new york city today, gunmen accused of detaining a high-ranking united nations representative outside a coffee shop. we have video from the scene and we'll show you what happened when he tried to leave. we're also hearing of fresh trouble in the eastern part of ukraine. plus, in just moments, i'll take you on a trip of crimea, where russia has asserted complete control. you'll see what it's like in the streets and why it's not all as it seems the there. we'll also look at how vladimir putin is imposing his will on the rest of the world and why right now, most analysts say, nobody can stop him. so let's get to it. >> announcer: now, shepard smith reporting live in ukraine. >>> it's 3:00 on the east coast, noon on the west coast, 10:00 p.m. here in ukraine, where the crisis continues to unfold. and there are new developments to report tonight from kiev, and new signs that just one wrong move could bring big troubles here and around the world. i'm in independence square, and if we
having invaded part of ukraine? it worked for them in 2008. is that the same calculation they're making now, that we can't possibly care as much as they care about what they've just done? they'll stick it out and we'll forget it. the major european leader who's thought to be closest to vladimir putin, at least the most able to talk to him leader to leader, is angela merkel who you see here on your screen. angela merkel, the chancellor of germany. nobody quite knew what to make of it when she reportedly finished a long telephone call with vladimir putin a couple days ago and after that call picked up the phone again to call president obama because she wanted to tell president obama that having spent a whole lot of time on the phone with vladimir putin, she wanted president obama to know that in her opinion, "vladimir putin is in another world." she said he didn't seem like he was in touch with reality. in another world. now, was that just how he seemed to angela merkel in that conversation? was he just being particularly weird or loopy to her for some reason? was she saying that strategi
. ready to give is ukraine a billion dollar aid package. are meeting onov the sidelines of the support meeting for lebanon aiming at helping the country better manage its security and the growing number of refugees from syria. the annual congress in china gets underway. the government is promising to transform the world's second-largest economy with steady growth and a 12% increase in spending. -- in defense spending. also coming up for you this hour on "france 24," just 100 days to go until the football world cup in brazil. but things there are far behind schedule. we will take a closer look to see just if it will all be ready on time. and karl lagerfeld gives his latest show a very commercial twist just returning paris' cash crunch into l.a. into a giant chanel market. latest on the ukraine -- the head of the european union executive arm says that the ee was ready to provide ukraine with $11 million -- 11 billion euros in aid, made up of loans and grants in the coming years. it comes as there has been a flurry of diplomatic maneuvering on ukraine throughout europe today. the russian
to ask the community world democracies to provide immediate financial help to the country of ukraine, and i'd like to report that the united states has committed $1 billion and the european union has committed, as of news reports today, another $15 billion. this is critical in the need to help them get their economy back strong after the incidences of the last couple months. but it is unlikely that russia will pull back from the cry mia. rime minister putin -- crimea. prime minister putin said they can't control these self-defense forces. who are they kidding? russian soldiers with no unit identification does not qualify them as self-defense forces. if the world stands by and let's this happen it will be like chamberlain in the sudan land, russia continues to gobble up sovereign state. i want to applaud the ukrainian commander who was the only calm when he e peninsula, marched his soldiers to the airbase to continue the job that they do in securing and fixing the facilities. it was a tough standoff, but the colonel was astonished by the change of events in that the -- in that he's ha
coming up on early today, nato holding emergency talks on ukraine and russia's occupation as the white house weighs options. >>> the opportunity loses the first round in court to force her parents to pay for school costs. >>> and check that bag for oversized carry ones. >>> why timber thieves are poaching california's giant redwoods and breathtaking images of niagara. it's wednesday, march 5th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. from the brink of war to war of worlds, vladimir putin breaking his silence mocked the west comparing foreign policy to an experiment involving lab rats. while in kiev, secretary of state john kerry said the opposite this is pledge to invade forward. he pledged $1 billion in u.s. assistance to the struggling ukraine. jim joining us now in moscow. good morning to you. a lot going on to talk about. perhaps more aide from the eu and perry going to paris. >> reporter: that's right. kerry is in paris to discuss with russian counter parts. richard, i think you could say there's been a change in the past 24 hours as
. jenna: another big story in a crisis in ukraine, here's what some of the top officials are doing today. secretary of defense chuck hagel has counterparts, america's top of a tree officer also is speaking with his top counterpart, russia's top military officer. foreign ministers from united states and russi rushed me with several european leaders in hopes of solv solvent ongoing dispute. state department is calling a brief discussion after the main group meetings. they will meet again in about an hour. urgent talks between russia and ukraine. jon: new witness testimony today linking paralympic track star oscar pistorius to a new shooting. he is accusing the shooting death of his model girlfriend on valentine's day last year. joining us by phone, fox news producer. paula. >> we have learned oscar pistorius said it is not so much about "blade runner" as "played shifter." they said they were inquiring a loaded gun in the restaurant. he then asked the gun owner to say to people if anybody asks that it was him who had fired the gun. the witness claims pistorius claimed he did not want the me
in ukraine. plus take back your digital privacy. the technology to foil spies and hackers. i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> this is "real money." you are the most important part of our show 37 join our conversation at twitter using aj real money, @ali velshi or facebook slash real money. president obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget for 2015. a budget is the manifestation of the government's priorities. it lays out how and where your tax dollars get raised and spent. president obama would like more of those dollars to go towards road construction, job training and preschool education next year. he wants to expand a tax break for lower income workers, and he wants to take away a tax break currently enjoyed by high-ear high-earning hedge fund types who earn most of their income from fees they charge investors. that's all i'm going to tell you at the moment about what is in this budget. instead, i want to you focus on what is wrong with the entire budget process in washington. formerly presidents present a budget to congress. president obama is a month late, but that's the
in the ukraine. just moments ago, hundreds of demonstrators waving russian flags stormed a government building. the ukraine's new prime minister vigorously defended the legality. in ukraine with more -- peninsulasis on the is now also at see. these two ukrainian warships ships an, russian serious part of the fleet. the ukraine has accused russia of demanding the surrender of these antisubmarine and command ships. they have refused, there you can't -- ukrainian flag still waving. we count at least three russian ships not letting anyone in or out. they tried to force the surrender of ukrainian basis. but russia today continues to deny these shadowy forces are theirs. >> you do not have any power over them. they do not listen. >> russia says it has the right to defend its citizens while the u.s. and its allies accuse russia of invading the ukraine and are demanding the with drawl of their forces. class if russia does not choose to de-escalate, our partners will have no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent .ays in order to isolate russia >> all diplomatic
: the russians are invading the ukraine. ake you back to 1938, hitler annexes a neighbor, austria. took them over. the west, the world, the freedom-loving people watched. he got away with that. and took them over because he anted to in his way, unify the german-speaking people. not long after that -- that was in march of 1938, then in october of 1938, hitler decided czechs. part of the he wanted to help them. and he annexed them. the west agreed to that. we heard to it. waved his paper, peace in our time. hitler decide he wanted more. he invaded poland and world war ii started and invaded other countries. that was the beginning of 1938. now take you to today. vladimir putin, russia, he invades the republicic of georgia and he did so in august of 2008. and he took one-third of the country. i happened to be in the republic of georgia shortly after the russians invaded. i saw the russian tanks on the horizon. and remember, mr. speaker, putin invaded georgia, took one-third of the land and the russians are still there. the world just moved on. the people of georgia are trying to figure out some way
.m. eastern for another edition of "360" from kiev with all the developments, all throughout ukraine. also tomorrow night at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. i hope you join us. we'll be here in crukraine. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> this is piers morgan live. you are looking live at kiev where shortly before dawn, a memorial to protesters gunned down there last month and there's word that they're trying to construct a so-called off ramp to get vladimir putin out of his crisis amid growing fears a tense situation will spin out of control after this confrontation in crimea. the world is watching two presidents locked in a war of words. who will blink first? >> translator: if i take the decision to use military force, it will be completely legitimate and correspond to the norms, international law. >> i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> i'll talk to senator john mccain. he says president obama doesn't understand putin. chris murphy says republicans are playing politics. also,
the night of the killing. >>> the crisis in ukraine. vladimir putin will do next. joining me now is robert legvald and general mark kimmet and fareed zakaria. fareed, we spoke last night and had a fascinating debate about the state of play. i want to play you a clip. this is president clinton talking to me at the cgi last september about his own dealings with vladimir putin because it seems to me that trust in putin right now is absolutely key. listen to this. >> mr. putin has got -- he's very smart. >> you know him better than most people. >> yeah, i do. >> what was he like behind closed doors away from sort of the public utterances? >> smart and remarkably -- we had a really good, blunt relationship. >> how blunt? >> brutally blunt. >> did putin ever renege on a personal agreement made to you? >> no, he did not. >> behind closed doors he could be trusted. >> he kept his word in all the deals we made. >> i found that fascinating insight into that relationship and into the character of putin. and i remember bill clinton going on to say that what you had to be weary of with putin was making
in the ukraine simmers millions more could feel the heat. russia is warning if sanctions are imposed against i want moscow could seize u.s. and european asset there's. that could be a big hit to investors around the world. >>> the european union says if russia shows no signs of backing down ukraine those sanctions will be discussed tomorrow when eu leaders meet. >>> this morning glimmers of diplomacy, secretary of state john kerry takes part in one of two rounds of talks with russian officials. >>> we're keeping an eye on a busy day of events. at the bottom of the hour chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey are due to testify on capitol hill. secretary kerry meets with his russian counterpart in paris. also at 11:00, they are due to meet with nato military alliance and president obama delivers remarks as comments originally suppose fobd cussed on minimum wage are likely to include some mention of the crisis in ukraine we're told. >>> let's begin with our coverage of russian lawmakers drafting legislation that would allow moscow to confiscate assets of american and european compan
in paris today. he will meet with russia's foreign minister later. clearly ukraine is topic number one. they areç not exactly going toe filling out their ncaa brackets. the u.s. military said today it will step up cooperation with nations in eastern europe to reassure allies in that part of the world. exxonmobil saying today that it's going to delay a project in ukraine because of the problems in that country. and the eu is offering ukraine up to $15 billion in aid over the next two years. so the big question for this hour is where might that money go following the money trail? steve liesman, of course, was the bureau chief for the "wall street journal" in moscow and michelle caruso-cabrera, our chief international correspondent, just back from the ukraine. where might this money go? who wants to take first whack? >> a lot of that money is probably going to end up actually in russia. >> because? >> because whether they are paying the natural gas bill for ukraine, that's money that goes directly to russia. the eu said yep, we will pay the gas bill. plus more than half of all exports f
should be in place. he also talked about ukraine and the aid pact in word don -- being worked on by has committee. >> please welcome the former aipac president lonnie kaplan. [applause] ♪ >> this morning we are honored to welcome one of the true leaders in the united states senate. for 13 years in the house, he is the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, senator robert menendez. senator robert menendez has been one of america's most outspoken figures on behalf of freedom around the world and on the quest to prevent a ran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. from being the lead sponsor on legislation to delivering powerful floor speeches, the senators focus dedication, and leadership on this issue are second to none. please welcome a true champion of the united states, senator robert menendez. [applause] >> [speaking spanish] >> thank you very much, and i might continue -- for those of you who are terrified i might continue in spanish, let me a lonnie kaplan -- let me thank lonnie kaplan. i it am honored to bank -- thank those i have stood shoulder by shoul
to ease the crisis in ukraine. >>> explosive words from hillary clinton, comparing vladmir putin to hitler and nazis. does she have her own ukraine problem. >>> hold on tight. asteroids hours away from a close drive bsh -by of earth. what you need to know right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm john berman. michaela pereira is off today. we would like to el with come our viewers here in the united states and around the world. those stories and more. it is high-stakes diplomacy and tit for tat threats happening right now as the world looks for ways to respond to russia's military intervention in ukraine. secretary of state, john kerry, face to face with sergei lavrov. they are both in paris for talks that have been planned before the russian takeover. the talks are so much more urgent. perhaps the most important test yet as to whether dialogue can be used to resolve the crisis in ukraine. in some ways, there have been setbacks. if the us and eu impose sanctions on russia, washington is looking at a series of punitive steps including economic and diplomatic sanctions designed to isolate moscow.
aimed at reducing tensions and preventing misunderstand dings in ukraine and crimea. russia's foreign minister says they have no control. >> this is the residents of crimea, they do not get any orders from us. >>> os spar pistorius murder trial has been adjourned for procedural reasons. he claims he miss stook his girlfriend for an intruder. >>> i'm karn giannone in pretoria with details about witnesses testifying about a separate gun charge. >>> egypt's attitudes to press freedom under the spotlight. the high-profile trial of al jazeera journalists resumes. >>> hello everyone. in ukraine there are hopes diplomatic contacts planned in the next few hours between russia, ukraine's interim government, the european union and u.s. could present measures to ease tensions. here is tim willcox in kiev. >> reporter: hello. you join me live in independence square here in central kiev. the number of demonstrators and protesters has diminished significantly over the last few weeks. you can see the shrine still erected to those who lost their lives almost a fortnight ago. 88 pictures. there are ca
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